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  • Aldermanic races, then and now

     
    Then -- from Emanuel, Burke, big labor pour money into runoffs (April 1) Now -- from Stone, Lyle lose as Chicago City Council gets makeover (current) Then: Ald. Freddrenna Lyle, who has represented the South Side's 6th Ward for 13...
  • Veteran 17th Ward alderman will not seek re-election

    Veteran 17th Ward alderman will not seek re-election
    Longtime 17th Ward Alderman Latasha Thomas announced Saturday that she will not be running for re-election in the spring. Thomas, who has represented the Englewood and Auburn Gresham neighborhoods for nearly 15 years, has worked “to change the...

    Mayor proposes 'Bill of Rights' for college sex assault victims

    Mayor proposes 'Bill of Rights' for college sex assault victims
    A new ordinance requiring some local colleges to give students a "Sexual Assault Victim's Bill of Rights" was introduced to the City Council Wednesday. The ordinance, introduced by Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Ald. Ed Burke (14th) and Ald. Latasha Thomas (17th),...

    Chicago City Council's Black Caucus has new leader

    South Side Ald. Howard Brookins Jr. was elected chairman of the Chicago City Council's Black Caucus today. The 21st Ward alderman defeated Ald. Latasha Thomas, 17th, in a vote among African-American aldermen after the council meeting. Thomas declined...

    Chicago aldermen back longer class day as 4th school makes the change

    Chicago aldermen back longer class day as 4th school makes the change
    The Chicago City Council overwhelmingly approved a resolution today in support of a longer school day for public school children -- the same day a fourth school in the city voted to add 90 minutes to its day. “With this resolution the city of...